The Blood Mirror is the action-packed fourth novel in the Lightbringer series by international bestseller Brent Weeks.
The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies.
Gavin Guille, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken and trapped in a prison crafted by his own magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all.
Worse, in this prison, he may not be alone.
Who will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse?
'Brent Weeks is so good it's beginning to tick me off' Peter V. Brett
'Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb
'I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writer's work' Terry Brooks
'Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time' British Fantasy Society
Books by Brent Weeks
The Way of Shadows
Beyond the Shadows
Perfect Shadow (novella)
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror
The Burning White
Bestseller Weeks keeps the pot simmering with many secrets revealed and much verbal sparring in this fourth volume (after 2014's The Broken Eye) of dramatic epic fantasy warfare in a land ruled by the ruling Chromeria, a council of color mages. Gavin Guile, trapped in the prison he built for his brother, negotiates with his devious father, Andross, for a chance to escape. Gavin's wife, Karris White Oak, is the most powerful member of the Chromeria; she also tries to join forces with Andross, the council's war leader, to stop the spreading rebellion led by her brother, the Color Prince, against the Chromeria's rule. The prince now styles himself the White King, and his forces are consolidating his victories and preparing for the next assault. Kip, Gavin's adopted son, leads his own counterattack and struggles with a destiny that may force him to be the reformer of the Chromeria's official religion. Weeks deftly moves the pieces around his chessboard, snapping them with assured feeling onto their new squares in preparation for a climactic confrontation. Readers will need to pay careful attention to catch all the political and social machinations.
Excellent fourth book in an equally excellent series.
I just finished this great book by Brent Weeks.
I was hoping for a little more action but it was a great read none the less.
The Lightbringer series has been a fantastic new spin on fantasy books. The idea of light being used as magic and the detail Mr Weeks has gone into developing this into a practical art is genius. I've greatly enjoyed all of his books, including the Night Angel Trilogy.
I'm sad this wasn't the last book as I was eager to learn how it all ended but I'm equally excited to know there will be another book yet to come.
A truly great series if you've never read any of the Brent Weeks books before.
I eagerly await the fifth instalment in what has been a truly excellent read.
Keep up the good work Mr Weeks.